|What Prevents HIV Patients from Taking ARVs as Prescribed? - AIDSvideos.org|
Becky Kuhn, M.D. discusses factors patients say make it hard for them to take their antiretroviral medications (ARVs) on schedule as prescribed. This problem is referred to as "ARV noncompliance." Failing to take ARVs as prescribe can lead a patient to develop a strain of HIV that is resistant to the medications they are taking, require that the patient switch to other medications, and increase the risk of clinical AIDS and death...
Keywords: arv; antiretroviral; medication; noncompliance; compliance; HIV; AIDS
|How Friends and Family Can Support HIV and AIDS Patients - AIDSvideos.org|
Phil Johnson, M.D. explains how friends and family can help HIV and AIDS patients by being supporting and accepting of the patient. This will make it easier for the patient to follow their medication regimen and maintain their health.
Keywords: hiv; aids; friends; family; support; compliance; adherence; medication; nutrition
|Challenges in Antiretroviral Therapy - AIDSvideos.org|
Phil Johnson, M.D. discusses why it's so important for HIV/AIDS patients to follow their antiretroviral (ARV) medication regimen as prescribed. During active infection, up to 10 billion HIV particles will be created each day. This provides ample chance for the virus to mutate in ways that provide resistance to the medication. By keeping the blood levels of the ARV medication high, that will keep the viral load low and reduce the opportunity for resistance mutations to flourish...
Keywords: hiv; aids; ARV; antiretroviral; medication; compliance; adherence; immune; system; progression; resistant; resistance; strain
|The Importance of Condom Compliance - AIDSvideos.org|
Phil Johnson, M.D. explains why it's so important to use a condom EVERY TIME you have sex with a person who is HIV positive or whose HIV status you do not know. The risk of HIV transmission is greatest right after a person has been first infected, even if an antibody test wouldn't show them as HIV positive yet. In studies of married couples where one partner was HIV positive and the other was HIV negative, if they used condoms EVERY time they had sex, there was no HIV transmission, but if they u...
Keywords: HIV; AIDS; sexual; transmission; latex; condom; sex; oral; anal; vaginal; dental; dam; married; couple; risk; compliance
|The Importance of Maintaining Good Health to Fight HIV Infection - AIDSvideos.org|
Phil Johnson, M.D. explains why it's important for people who are HIV positive to get enough sleep, eat well, exercise, and take care of their health in order to support their immune system and maximize their chances of a healthy life and delaying the progression of HIV to clinical AIDS.
Keywords: hiv; aids; health; sleep; nutrition; exercise; support; compliance; adherence; medication; immune; system; progression